The future of EVs is here. California, one of the biggest and most influential states in the country, recently set a record for the most EVs sold in a single year, a number which is still increasing. As expected, two of the most popular cars among buyers in the Golden State are Tesla’s Model 3 and the Y.
With EVs now taking the lead in California, the message has been sent loud and clear. For too long, EVs were thought to be unreliable and expensive compared to their gasoline and diesel counterparts. Now, California is helping prove this narrative wrong. Not only are EVs cheaper to operate and maintain over their lifetimes, they are also extremely efficient and sustainable, giving more reason to purchase one over an internal combustion engine (ICE).
So why are the Model 3 and Y best-sellers? One reason is their extremely efficient battery packs and drivetrain, which deliver long ranges and make long distance driving possible. Furthermore, their excellent interior and exterior styling along with generous creature comforts like driver-assistance technologies, fast charging networks and modern amenities have become quite appealing to consumers. On top of that, their pricing remains competitive.
Not only do the Model 3 and Y have huge implications for California but for the entire US as well. They both illustrate that the days of buying traditional cars are coming to an end. By offering a desirable, eco-friendly and inexpensive solution to getting around, more and more drivers will look to switch to EVs as their primary mode of transportation.
With all this in mind, it’s clear to see why the Model 3 and Y are the two most sought after cars in California. They combine form, function, convenience and value in ways no other vehicle can match. As they continue to climb in popularity, the record numbers they set could become the standard. We’ll have to wait and see, but the future is looking electric!